This week’s new contracts & deals include: Cornerstone OnDemand,, Kingsbridge Group, Resume-Library, SNAPP Resume, Wagestream

Henkel, a global manufacturer of consumer goods with more than 52,000 employees, has launched a new recruitment platform thanks to Cornerstone OnDemand’s Cornerstone Recruiting. In use for less than a month, the platform, which aims to streamline application processes and improve the candidate experience, has already seen a 40% increase in new applicants, according to Henkel.

Kingsbridge Group, provider of specialist insurance services to skilled contractors, freelancers and the recruitment industry, has entered into an agreement to buy, an online IR35 status assessment tool. This marks Kingsbridge’s first acquisition since its sale to NSM Insurance Group in March 2020.

• US job board Resume-Library has partnered with SNAPP Resume to launch a new Amazon Skill – ‘Find me a job’. This means anyone who has access to the Alexa platform can find jobs on Resume-Library, simply by asking ‘Alexa, find me a job!’. The skill provides a collection of jobs listed on both SNAPP CV’s app in the UK and SNAPP Resume in the US, with most of these postings coming directly from Resume-Library and its UK sister site, CV-Library.

• Income streaming provider Wagestream, which enables employees to access their earned wages in real time, has completed a £20m Series B funding round. This latest investment – which takes the total raised to £65m – will be used to consolidate the company’s marketshare in the UK and to fund its international expansion.

Early-stage venture capital specialist Northzone is leading the funding round with participation from QED Investors, Latitude Ventures and Balderton Capital.

Circle Select dives down for talent, but who is narrating the video?

Sir David Attenborough knows a things about the natural world, but he is not the first name that comes to mind when it comes to promoting a recruitment business.

Lighter Side 30 July 2020

Recruitment bright spots amid jobs carnage

After Marks & Spencer’s announcement yesterday that it plans to shed 900 jobs – just the latest in a litany of bad news on the jobs front – recruiters could be excused for feeling a bit gloomy.

21 July 2020

Letter demands licensing of garment factories

More than 50 MPs and Peers alongside leading retailers, as well as the Association of Labour Providers, are calling on the home secretary Priti Patel to take urgent action to prevent the exploitation of garment workers in the UK.

21 July 2020

Employee numbers down but Avon reports surge in new reps calling

The number of employees on payrolls in the UK was down in June by nearly 650,000 from March this year, but the decline appears to be slowing.

16 July 2020